GREENVILLE—By now, you've heard—no doubt more than once—many of the reasons not to miss the NCWN 2019 Squire Summer Writing Workshops, July 18-21, at East Carolina University in Greenville.

The faculty, for one: Alex Albright (Creative Nonfiction); Emily Colin (Fiction); and Lenard D. Moore (Poetry). There also will be the opportunity for open mic readings; faculty readings; panel dicussions; and to study one genre with one instructor in a small-group setting over the course of a long weekend, which builds deep community ties.

If you're sold, you can register here.

If not, here are some testimonials from past participants. So, don't just take our word for it:

"(I) needed a jump start for my writing soul. This time provided that jump start. The community building was the greatest thing." 

"We had a wonderful, supportive, knowledge-filled (workshop) group. I have several special memories. The support and outpouring of writing suggestions from my workshop group will stay foremost in my mind. The exposure to the various writers from so many different paths, converging into this writing community, surpassed my expectations."

"I needed writer friends. I have them now. They will be with me beyond this residency. I realize that is why I am here."

"I felt like I got an MFA in fiction in three days."

"I've been to several larger conferences and workshops . . . they were nowhere near as good as the Squire Residency!"

"I have been away from writing for a long time. This weekend was about determining whether or not writing was something I could begin again. As a result of the quality of the instruction, the quality and insightfulness of my fellow students, both my writing and my critical skills have grown and I am committed to writing again. As a result of this residency, I want to be the best writer I can be."

These blurbs were taken from evaluation forms. We offer anonymity so that we hopefully receive honest feedback.

Pre-registration for the NCWN 2019 Squire Summer Writing Workshops closes Wednesday, July 3. Space is limited. Each registrant should be ready to handle the intensive instruction and atmosphere of the workshop.

Register here.


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